Barry Mulholland

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Barry Mulholland (14 June 1940 – 28 April 2006) was an Australian racing driver.

While a skilled racing driver, Mulholland was more infamously known as Bruce McPhee's 'contractual obligation' co-driver. In endurance production touring cars McPhee raced in during the 1960s which required two drivers, Mulholland would drive one lap at approximate mid-distance before handing the car back to McPhee. Mulholland holds the record for fewest completed laps to win a Bathurst 500 when he co-drove with McPhee to win the 1968 Bathurst 500. (Current rules limit driving to 3 hours, 30 minutes of consecutive driving, and a maximum distance a driver may run, and since 1987, a driver must complete between 54-107 laps each, with no driver completing more than two-thirds distance, 107 laps currently, of the race.) Mulholland later owned the car that won the race in 1968, and died aged 65.[1]

Mulholland drove just 5 racing laps in the Bathurst 500 between 1963 and 1968 (missing the 1967 race), with the enviable finishing record of 6th (1964), 2nd (1965), 3rd (1966), 1st (1968) and finally 2nd in 1969.

Career Results[edit]

Complete Bathurst 500 results[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
1964 Australia Frank Delandro Motors Australia Bruce McPhee Ford Cortina Mk.I GT C 126 6th 6th
1965 Australia Grawill Motors Pty Ltd Australia Bruce McPhee Ford Cortina Mk.I GT500 D 130 2nd 2nd
1966 Australia Regal Motors Australia Bruce McPhee Morris Cooper S C 129 3rd 3rd
1968 Australia Wyong Motors Pty Ltd Australia Bruce McPhee Holden HK Monaro GTS327 C 129 1st 1st
1969 Australia Kloster Pty Ltd Australia Bruce McPhee Ford XW Falcon GTHO D 130 2nd 2nd

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Normoyle, Steve (Ed.) The Great Race 2006 (Chevron Publishing, 2006) p. 62
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Harry Firth
Fred Gibson
Winner of the Bathurst 500
1968
(with Bruce McPhee)
Succeeded by
Colin Bond
Tony Roberts